(TFL) Today we have up and coming prospect Cody Moberly. He’s has taken a bit of time from his hard training while in Thailand to speak with us. Thanks for being with us Cody. How was your trip?
(CM) It is great, I am staying in House here with other fighters. One from France, another guy from Germany and A Thai guy as well, and I have only been here couple weeks but I already feel at home and like family here.
(TFL) Obviously Thailand is known as the land of smiles, how is Thailand treating you?
(CM) The people here are so nice and friendly. I walk down street and get invited to eat with them, and there’s just a lot of people like that. kinda, Me casa es su casa attitude.
(TFL) And which gym were you training at?
(CM) Por. Muagpet Muay Thai in Samutprakarn, Thailand just south of Bangkok. Its not a Money gym, the ring floor is uneven and the gym is not the best gear or bags etc. But I love it. I wouldn’t want to be any where else, I am right where I need to be. The training I get here is awesome and the trainers here push you and also we’re always making jokes and laughing together. Its a very serious training but friendly atmosphere. Like I say before Muay Thai Family here.
(TFL) How’s the training going?
(CM)It is hard training and they are breaking me of a lot of my bad habits. I feel stronger and faster everyday, I really feel my knees are getting stronger. my trainers tell me If I use my knee like this in the fight, I will win for sure. My legs are so hard and my body is getting fitter and stronger than ever. it feels great to be in such a good shape.
(TFL) Have you taken a fight there yet?
(CM) Yes I fought my first fight in Rayong, Thailand. It was a good fight, which I lost by decision. but my trainers were very happy with my performance, and said don’t worry you fight good. I have a picture of my side after the fight and a video I will post soon. I am also fighting at Rajademnern Stadium May 8th, so I am very excited about that as well wish me Chok Dee!
(TFL) Wow, very cool. Tell us all about your experience there?
(CM) It is HOT! but I don’t mind it too much. The food is incredible, and the girls like the food, are Hot! but you can never be sure if it’s a real girl..right? (Laughs) I like the area I am in, not a lot of bars and I never see other foreigners, except the ones that stay here at the gym. I am learning to speak Thai faster since no one around here speaks English very good, so I am forced to learn. Which Is good cause I always wanted to speak Thai.
(TFL) Just recently heard you took a position as a kinder garden teaching, instructing English and we wanted to congratulate you. So what’s your game plan?
(CM) Thank you, and yes I just had an interview for a job to teach kindergarten. when the teachers found out I’m a “Nak Muay” (Thai Boxer) they told me “are you sure you not going to Muay Thai the kids, if they are not behaving?”. They are very friendly I look forward to teaching the kids, and I will use the money to pay for my living here and try to save some money to buy gear and things. I plan on owning my own gym, when I come back to USA.
(TFL) Speaking of which, any idea when you’ll be back in the states?
(CM) I literally do Not know right now (Laughs) I feel I do not have reason to go back until I have accomplished what I came here for, and that is Success.
(TFL) Well Thank you so much for your time Cody!
We look forward to hearing more from you while you’re training in Thailand. Chok Dee fighting at Rajademnern Stadium on May 8th. keep us posted. Win, lose or draw, we’re proud of you.